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Notes and correspondence on the geology of Forfarshire, 1817-1841

 Series — Box: Lyell Temp Box 1.21 (Formerly Gen 118)
Identifier: Coll-203/3 (Lyell 3)

Scope and Contents

The notes and correspondence on the Geology of Forfarshire consist of:

  1. notes
  2. sketchbooks
  3. geological cross sections
  4. correspondence


  • Creation: 1817-1841


Language of Materials


Biographical / Historical

In 1822 Charles Lyell began a geological survey of the County of Forfarshire for Dr John McCulloch who was preparing a geological map of Scotland. He combined the study with a long trip to his parental estate where he also entertained Professor William Hooker. Lyell returned in 1824 to complete 2/3 of the survey, with the companionship firstly of a Captain Ogilvy and later the Rev William Buckland. The studies led to his first published paper On a Recent Formation of Freshwater Limestone in Forfarshire, ( 1826) which he read at the Geological Society of London in 1824 and was later published in their transactions.


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